poverty

The Guardian • poverty

Issue #1952

Human rights start from poverty alleviation

Absolute poverty in Chinese society has been eliminated.

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Papua New Guinea National Parliament, Port Moresby. Issue #2102

Papua New Guinea: disaster and the hand of capital

The tragic loss of life in the landslide in Papua New Guinea has shown just how pitiably inadequate is the level of infrastructure in the...

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Half the Sky column logo Issue #2101

HALF THE SKY

Australia is facing a major crisis in domestic and family violence, and it is women and children who are paying a high price. Leaving an...

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Issue #2015

Canada: Dignity in death is no cure for indignity in life

At the end of April, CTV published a news item about a 31-year-old Toronto woman who was nearing final approval for a medically assisted death....

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Issue #2031

Why America is alarmed

Every five years, the delegates of the Communist Party of China (CPC) – 96 million members – meet to elect its top leaders and set...

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Issue #2046

Overproduction – Crazy capitalism

In 1867, Karl Marx wrote of capitalism’s inherent tendency towards overproduction and underconsumption (not enough goods reaching those that need them). No more vulgar example...

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Issue #2046

IWD SA

In her welcome at Fidel’s, a venue belonging to the Workers’ Club, Sally Mitchell, president of the Port Adelaide Workers’ Club and the Port Adelaide...

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Issue #1965

All the questions socialists have about China but were too afraid to ask

In the 1990s and 2000s conventional Western wisdom was that China had long abandoned socialism.

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Issue #1999

The Menzies years

The Liberal Party has created an image of 1950s Australia as a golden age of order and prosperity under the government of Robert Menzies (1949–1966)....

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Issue #2008

The Washington consensus and growing World poverty

According to the recent World Bank report, From Crisis to Green, Resilient, and Inclusive Recovery (2021), the Third World is facing great hardships with increasing...

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Issue #1954

National crisis for Australian renters

On census night in 2016, an estimated 116,000 people were experiencing homelessness across Australia.

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Issue #1998

The “new normal” life with COVID, two years on

New data shows that the cost of living has increased 3.5 per week in the past year and poverty is once more on the increase...

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Global briefs Issue #2103

GLOBAL BRIEFS

China: The unmanned Chang’e-6 probe successfully landed on the dark side of the Moon for the world’s first mission to collect samples from that region....

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Issue #2029

Anti-poverty protest – Adelaide

Poverty is about people struggling, and becoming sick, less employable and ultimately homeless, especially if survival on “jobseeker” is involved. These were the stories of...

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Issue #1952

Roll over, roll over for $43.57 a day!

When I imagine cabinet ministers meeting with stakeholders to discuss JobSeeker, I see a bunch of terrifying posh people pushing reports and numbers aside for the night to drink, laugh and celebrate their insidious genius.

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Issue #2030

Canberra Branch attends PRC Poverty Alleviation Seminar

If you’re looking to alleviate poverty, there’s no better place to look for guidance than the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Their sheer volume of...

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Poverty in Sydney. Issue #2102

The poverty of policy

The Fair Work Commission has increased both minimum and award wages by 3.75 per cent from 1 July when the tax cuts for middle to...

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Weasel Words heading Issue #2053

WEASEL WORDS

Working poor This term comes to us from whatever combination of spin doctor and focus group that gets words into Opposition Leader Peter Dutton’s mouth....

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Global briefs Issue #2082

GLOBAL BRIEFS

MALI: Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger have endorsed plans to create a federation, following a two-day meeting in Bamako, Mali’s capital. The decision was announced...

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14th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) Beijing, March 2024. Issue #2091

The Chinese Peoples Consultative Conference and the Australian media

Many Australians seem to accept without question the  bias of the Australian media. A very subtle form of brainwashing goes on every day. The first...

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Global briefs Issue #2088

GLOBAL BRIEFS

SAUDI ARABIA: When asked about normalisation of ties with Israel at the Munich Security Conference, the Saudi Foreign Minister said that the only pathway towards...

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Issue #1964

Contribution by CPA General Secretary Andrew Irving at the World Symposium For Marxist Political Parties

In China, the CPC has made many outstanding political, social, economic and defence achievements for its people

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Issue #2015

The devil in the details of the “housing crisis”

In part one, we revealed that approximately one-fifth of households surveyed by the 2021 Census own nearly fifty per cent of the total amount of...

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Issue #2031

Class war budget

The budget, delivered on 25th October, is set in the context of a looming global recession, ongoing wars, rocketing prices, extreme weather events, famine, and...

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Issue #2050

DINGO

The governments of ten Latin American and Caribbean countries met to discuss the best ways to jointly counter the inflationary wave sweeping the world which...

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Issue #2084

The East is still Red

This is a book that appeals to all people in Australia to look at China with eyes that are open, fair, and modest. For too...

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Silhouette of family. Issue #2086

How financial crisis hits lower income families

New research by the Brotherhood of St. Laurence (BSL) has shed light on the compounding financial crises impacting lower income households and their economic security....

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Issue #2046

Budget must tackle housing crisis

Housing campaign Everybody’s Home says renters on the lowest incomes will still struggle to make ends meet with the federal government’s meagre rise in Centrelink...

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Issue #2015

Policy-induced violence

At least one child is killed by a parent every month; one woman is murdered every week by a partner or former partner; another hospitalised...

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Beach Issue #2071

Poverty and homelessness on the Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast is two hours drive north of Brisbane. It is a collection of towns and farms extending from its famous beaches to the...

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coins Issue #2101

People’s budget – Working class solutions

The 2024-25 Budget threw crumbs to workers, their families, the unemployed, and the environment while lining the pockets of fossil fuel corporations and the military-industrial...

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World Federation of Trade Unions – logo. Issue #2053

“We stand shoulder to shoulder”

The World Federation of Trade Unions, the militant, class-oriented voice, representing 105 million workers who live, work, and struggle in 133 countries of the 5...

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Issue #2048

Inequality deepens

New research shows one million people in NSW are living in poverty. With Western Sydney going backwards while Eastern Sydney is improving, inequality across the...

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Banner: Issue #2054

Cancel Stage 3 tax cuts!

Over the past two decades the bottom 90 per cent of Australians on average have received only seven per cent of economic growth per person...

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Mother and children walking into sunset. Issue #2065

FUND PUBLIC HOUSING!

The housing crisis continues to deepen with an estimated shortfall of 640,000 houses. Recent interest rate rises are still to take their toll on home...

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Empty wallet. Issue #2091

CAPITALISM

Living standards for the majority of Australians continue to fall while the gap between the wealthy and middle to low-income workers widens. The Reserve Bank...

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Issue #2057

Existing on $13 a day

Young renters on youth allowance sharing a typical two bedroom flat have only $13 a day to cover food, transport, medicine, utilities, and other costs,...

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